Styling Monica Blaire for BLAC Magazine
May 4, 2011
I’m giving ya’ll a glimpse behind the scenes with Detroit’s finest songstress, Monica Blaire (MB), for a B.L.A.C. Magazine photo shoot. I came in as the shoot’s wardrobe stylist after MB approached me about some style concepts she wanted to execute. I was all over it. If you are familiar with this artist, then you know she is all soul, energy, & magic! I’ve witnessed the wonder that is Monica Blaire as she has lit up stages across the city, & it’s an honor to style her up.
MB’s funky spirit is right up my alley; she has that quirkiness & heavy artistry that I am all about. Plus we are both members of the local hip hop community here in Detroit, so it was easy for us to connect. Collaborating with Detroit’s industry finest like jeweler Nneka Jackson, make-up artist Leila D’Amato, & hairstylist Mo, along with Monica Blaire was just magic in the making. Not to mention photographer Sean Lee & the rest of the crew in the house made it bang out for some reason? Maybe it was the fancy hor d’oeuvres on set? Or the wine? Or the triple fermented beer? ha.
For MB’s looks, I brought in pieces from Detroit designers, Fotoula Lambros Design & Angela McBride’s Peace Love Spandex, along with pieces from my own personal collection of garments. Nneka Jackson, B-Flyy Creations jeweler, customized a neck piece on the spot! That’s how we work! Peep a sneak peek at the BLAC mag shoot below. Keep an eye out for the printed issue on the streets soon!